If your Phone Rings Right Now, Who is it?

United States
December 6, 2008 8:44am CST
Whose more likely to be on the other end of your phone if it rings right now? If I just name one person, I'm bound to be wrong because I receive tons of unwanted calls on a regular basis, like telemarketers, don't you just hate those kinda calls? If my phones rings right this moment, it might be my dad since he calls every day, or it can be my husband, but that's not VERY likely. I betcha if my phone rings right now, it will be a begging telemarketer. OK I will go for the "telemarketer" and when it rings, I'll let you know if I'm right or not. OK it's your turn. Whose the person on the other end of your phone the next time it rings? and why did you choose this person? Make it a good guess.
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41 responses
@rookiekan (883)
• China
6 Dec 08
i dont hope the Phone rings,because it more likely from my boss so it means that i should go to work in the so cold day.the guess almost right
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• United States
6 Dec 08
Well my phone just rung and I was wrong about the telemarketer, it was my dad.
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@legend4u (1019)
• India
6 Dec 08
the person to call me right now will be any of my friends. i get calls from other than my friends may be once in a week. all the time we friends will be chating. yes there will be some calls with adds and so. but it's number is very less for me. i have a facility to control the unwanted call incoming in my mobile connection.
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• United States
6 Dec 08
Friends huh? That's good you don't have to worry with telemarketers.
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@suzzy3 (8352)
6 Dec 08
It will be my best friend .She looks after me as I have had a run of bad health.she went to her sons christmas fare today and she always checks on me.I have number display on my phone so I either pick it up and put it straight down again or I answer it.I am not in the phone book so normally it is someone I know the tele sales still get through somehow I just tell them,I don't want any and put the phone down,if they ring back it is somewhat ruder than that.
• United States
6 Dec 08
Hi Suzzy! Why can't they take NO for an answer? I just hang up on'em because they keep talking after I said NO. Are you feeling better now? I hope so.
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@suzzy3 (8352)
6 Dec 08
I just cannot shake this virus off so I am going back to the doctors on monday afternoon.I do hope you and yours are keeping well take care and thank you for asking it was very kind of you.xx
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@camomom (7536)
• United States
6 Dec 08
My best friend, because she calls me more often then anyone else. She is a fairly new mom of twins and she often calls me to vent or to ask advice. She also calls just to talk.
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• United States
6 Dec 08
Wow twins. I would need some advice too.
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@camomom (7536)
• United States
6 Dec 08
Me too but she handles things pretty well. I also call and ask her advice. My youngest is younger then they are and things have changed a lot in the last 2 years since my first was born. She's an awesome mom and doesn't really need the advice. I think she just asks to help herself feel better.
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@gracie04 (4554)
• Philippines
6 Dec 08
most likely it would be my dad.. he's working overseas and likes to call each member of the family to see if we are doing okay or not here in the Phils.. he never fails to call us everyweek.. there are times that he'd call my mom in the middle of the night to say hi and hello, haha!
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• United States
6 Dec 08
That's good he calls y'all every week. It shows that he really cares. How sweet.
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@pmspratik (202)
• Nepal
6 Dec 08
If my phone rings right now then it would be non other than my best friend as he is the only one who calls me so much that I have to give him 2-3 hours to him just by talking on the phone and he is so slow in talking that you have to slowly explain to him everything. And he even wants me to call him back so that I use my money to call him and he can hold up the phone for 2-3 hours how annoying.
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• United States
6 Dec 08
Awwwwe. That's so sweet! Your best friend loves you that much? I wish I had a best friend.
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@lilybug (21145)
• United States
6 Dec 08
More than likely it would be my sister in law, my sister, or my brother. I could not say for sure though. I get calls from all of them fairly often. I don't get too many telemarketing calls on my home phone, but I do get them on my cell phone for some reason.
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• United States
6 Dec 08
telemarketing calls on your cell phone? hmmm.
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@Chevee (5915)
• United States
6 Dec 08
I really don't get that many calls. I do get calls from unknown numbers, when they show up on my caller ID I just don't answer. If my phone ring right now being it the weekend it would probably be one of my grand twin boys asking if they could come over and spend the night. When they do this it is bye bye computer for the weekend. They come and hog my computer playing those games.
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• United States
6 Dec 08
Unknown calls are very common here. I don't answer those though. I have no reason to.
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@mentalward (14695)
• United States
6 Dec 08
Undoubtedly, it will be a friend of mine from Maryland, where I moved from last year. She calls me sometimes three times a day! Usually, it's only once a day, though. I'll admit, I don't always answer it when it's her because she just wants to chat about nothing and I don't always have the time. Unfortunately, she's really bad about taking "hints" so I have to come right out with, "I HAVE to go now, Deb." I don't like saying that because she has a lot of things on her plate right now and I'm her only escape sometimes. He doesn't always complain, she just needs to get "away" from her problems for awhile and just talk about nothing. But, undoubtedly, it will be her. I'm not 100% on this... closer to 90%. It COULD be my son, or someone trying to sell me health insurance. I asked, online, for quotes for health insurance for our new business. I had HOPED they would give me responses online, but no... they want to TALK to me! I was innundated with calls from insurance companies for awhile but they've slowed down some, thankfully!!!
• United States
6 Dec 08
90% is a high percentage. It might be her. Unfortunately I was wrong about the telemarketer, it was my dad that called me next. Mentalward that happens to me all the time about the people wanting to talk to you instead of contacting you online. There are times that I put my number and email on the form online for a quote or something else, and I was hoping they would send me an email or something, then they called me but I didn't answer the phone. They left me a message.
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@sudalunts (5526)
• United States
6 Dec 08
If my phone were to ring right now, I think it may be from some collection agency, which has a recording to call a number. These calls are so annoying, because they do not ask to speak to anyone in particular, they just say to call this number. I check my caller ID, and when I see that number I just let it ring. If the call is not from them, then it is probably my husband asking for directions from mapquest. He is a salesman, and do not always get the directions before he leaves home.
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• United States
6 Dec 08
My husband use to get calls like that everyday. I never answered those calls because it was his phone and I don't have anything to say to them anyways.
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@royal52gens (5380)
• United States
6 Dec 08
If the call is on my cell phone, it will be my neighbor or my best friend. If the call is on the house phone, it is for the kids. I use the caller Id for all my calls so I don't have to deal with telemarketers.
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• United States
6 Dec 08
Good 4 U! I just answer to phone to tell them to stop calling.
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• United States
6 Dec 08
It would probably be my Aunt or MIL. I talk to them both atleast once a day. DH is @ work. But today it would probably be MIL more as FIL is in the hossy and there are lots of calls and such to be made.
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@glords (2614)
• United States
7 Dec 08
For me I would guess it would either be my brother... who has the need to talk constantly, and is always looking for someone to listen... or more likely my mother-in-law who feels the need to check up on me on a daily basis. I guess she has to make sure I'm taking good care of her son and also her first grandchild.
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• India
7 Dec 08
As i was reading dis discussion my phone rang... and it was......WRONG NUMBER!!!!!!!!!!! :)
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@elitess (5072)
• Ipswich, England
7 Dec 08
Hi there miracle Freebies. At this hour (7:30 in the morning) the only likely person to call me is my girlfriend as she just left to go to her part time college. Another variant but very unlikely would be to receive a call from my grandma or mother if something bad happened.
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@singlemommy (2952)
• United States
7 Dec 08
Well, if my phone rang right now, I would probably think it was my father or my mother. They normally call daily. In fact, when the phone rings my 2 year old son runs to the phone and says, "Uh Oh, PaPa". He already knows who is probably calling. Happy MyLotting!
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@sid556 (30997)
• United States
7 Dec 08
Oh it would be bad news. I only say that because it is 12:30 a.m. and no one calls at that hour just to chat and the darn telemarketers are off duty. Normally, I guess the telemarketer because I get more calls from them than anyone else.
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@lynnemg (4538)
• United States
7 Dec 08
Probably a telemarketer. I say this because I have already spoken to the people I speak to on a regular basis, and I know where they are and what they are doing right now. The people that call to talk to my husband on a regular basis have also called already today, and are very unlikely to call anymore until tomorrow. That only leaves telemarketers.
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
7 Dec 08
My best friend . I guess I should specify. 99.9% sure it's my best friend if it's my CELL phone ringing. It could also be my older daughter. If it's my HOME phone, it could still be my best friend, otherwise it's somebody calling for my son. I am on the national do not call registry with both numbers, so I do not get telemarketing calls very often. If I DO get any, I am NOT nice, AND I threaten them with reporting to the FCC. I actually reported one telemarketer who kept calling me over and over even though I had threatened them. After I entered my complaint online, I received a written copy in the mail a week later. I have not been contacted by them ONCE since this time! Reporting works.
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@raven66 (335)
• Canada
6 Dec 08
Most probably a customer looking for my services.
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